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People lined up in the snow to get Hatchimals at Target

Their kids must really, really want one, because parts of the Twin Cities are currently under about a half-foot of snow, with temperatures hanging around 10-15 overnight.
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Such is the demand for this year's "must-have" Christmas gift, Minnesotans were lining up in the small hours of the morning to get one – while it was snowing ... and really cold.

If you haven't heard of "Hatchimals," they're described as "bearakeets" that you nurture from eggs through to hatching, before later teaching them to walk, talk and dance. Think of it like a furry tamagotchi.

After being out of stock for weeks, Target managed to get some in that went on sale at most of its stores on Sunday morning – and wouldn't you know it, they've been selling out already to people who lined up incredibly early.

"I got here at 5 a.m. and there were already about eight people outside waiting," a worker at the SuperTarget in Edina told GoMN. "They were sold before the store even opened at 7."

GoMN producer Shaymus McLaughlin tells us it was the same situation at the Target in Richfield, and it seems like each store has around 10-15 Hatchimals available, with those lining up getting a ticket depending on what order they're in.

Their kids must really, really want one, because parts of the Twin Cities is currently under about a half-foot of snow, with temperatures hanging around 10-15 overnight.

In Edina, shoppers were limited to one Hatchimal each (which cost $59.99) but in some other Targets across the country, there was a two Hatchimal limit, and some are unhappy with how certain Target stores conducted the sale.

As well as Target, NewsEveryDay reports that Walmart, Best Buy and Toys R' Us have been restocking Hatchimals. You can find out more about their sales here.

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